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Board approves mental health component

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County School District June board meeting was off to a late start on Tuesday, June 11. In attendance were board chairman, Michael Sussex, board vice chair, Sarah …

Lingle hosts town hall

Ambitious new plans

TORRINGTON – Despite the fact Goshen County is what so many would consider a small rural place with “nothing to do,” this does not change the fact every square inch has a history …

Mud slingin' fun

Mud slingin' fun Thunder in the Valley mud races had a great turn out Saturday.
Sports
Southeast Schools middle school volleyball coach Trisha Bates, right, poses with the Lady Cyclones at the end of a successful season. Bates is a 2024 inductee into the WCA Coaches Hall of Fame.

Shaping future athletes

Southeast Schools track and volleyball coach Trisha Bates is a 2024 inductee into the Wyoming Coaches Association's Coaches Hall of Fame.

Laney Walter, pictured above, competed in the Women 15-18 50 Yard Butterfly for the Torrington Sharks last weekend at a meet in Alliance.
The Torrington Sharks swim team opened the 2024 summer season on a high note in Sidney on Saturday.
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A tenacious defense by the Tigers ‘C’ team resulted in a split double-header game against Douglas on Tuesday. In the photo above, the Tigers’ catcher Colby Groene fields the ball as pitcher Kane Correa scans the field.
Both the Torrington Tigers 'A' and 'C' teams were in action on Tuesday to kick off week six of the summer season.
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Goshen County represents at 51st Shrine Bowl

THS graduates Trey Parriott, No. 72, and Brayden Frazier, No. 64 (second from right) prepare to block  for the South Team’s offense against their North Team opponents during the 51st annual Shrine Bowl at Natrona County High School on June 8.

Goshen County played a crucial part in the success of the 51st Annual Shrine Bowl on Saturday.

Tigers ‘A’ team runners-up at home Bullock Tournament

Leftie pitcher Mac Hibben started for the Tigers against the Rocky Mountain Lobos at the Bullock Tournament on June 7, striking out eight over the course of the game.

The Torrington Tigers 'A' team posted a 2-2 record at the Dean Bullock Tournament to capture second place.

Thunder 16U softballers post 2-1 record at shootout

Safe! Charlee Floyd reaches third base during the May 29 game against Bayard. Floyd posted one run for the Thunder against the Northern Colorado Sting in the opening game of the Shootout on the Plains in Loveland on Saturday.

The Torrington Thunder 16U girls' softball team snagged a pair of wins at a tournament in Colorado on Saturday.

Tigers ‘C’ falls to WESTCO

The Tigers Legion 'C' team came up short against WESTCO on Sunday.

Honoring a great coach

Coach Rick Cotant with Lingle-Fort Laramie High School hurdler Grace Gibson in 2023.

Educator and coach Rick Cotant was named by the Wyoming Coaches Association as a posthumous inductee into the Coaches Hall of Fame this spring.

Obituaries
Dorthy Mae Vollmer
TORRINGTON – Dorothy Mae Vollmer went home to be with our lord on June 8, 2024. She was born on October 15, 1935 to Charles and Elaine Canfield. Dorothy had four children, Becky Francis …
Joyce Mae Sellers
TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Joyce Mae Sellers, 97, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday June 19, 2024, at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Jeff Wayland officiating. Burial will follow …
Oliver ‘Windell’ Shindledecker
TORRINGTON – No services will be held for Oliver “Windell” Shindledecker, 91, who passed away June 9, 2024, at Torrington Community Hospital and cremation has taken place. Colyer …
Colyer Funeral Home
Community

DEQ and dept. of health meet for Yoder workshop

YODER – Yoder Mayor Normal Feagler along with town clerk/treasurer Lillian Green met at the community building Wednesday at 10 a.m. with representatives of both the Wyoming Department of …

Music in the streets

Cosmetology fundraiser tickets on sale now

TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College Cosmetology department is planning a trip to Las Vegas for training and shows and the department is currently raising funds for the trip. …

Thank you

Thank you, There are no words to express the gratitude I have for the many volunteer firemen who came from Yoder and Torrington to put out a grass fire which rapidly moved a quarter of a mile up …
Records

Court fines for June 2 - June 8

June 2 Larson, Jon – Forfeiture: $120 [31-5-301 bvii (2)] vehicle exceeded 70 mph on primary/secondary highway (6+ mph over). June 3   Urdiales, Eric Leon – Guilty: …

Emergency services rolling log

A compendium of Goshen County emergency response and service calls Tuesday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 5   00:46-Suspicious circumstances-Occurred on state highway 156. North bound …

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Wyoming news

Gordon declares emergency to Teton Pass landslide

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon has issued an Executive Order declaring an emergency in response to the catastrophic failure of Wyoming Highway 22, Teton Pass. Multiple mudslides have led to a …

UW welcomes new faculty to the department of veterinary sciences

Raphael Vanderstichel

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources welcomes three new faculty members to the Department of Veterinary Sciences.   With …

UW Extension publishes guide for managing vegetation on small acreages

Laramie – The University of Wyoming Extension recently released a free digital publication designed to help small-acreage landowners and others make decisions about land management. The …

Agricultural experiment station honors exceptional staff, researchers

Laramie – The Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) recently commended faculty, staff and students for exemplary research accomplishments at an annual awards banquet in Laramie.   …

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It could be fair to argue with billions and billions of people worldwide invested so far in technology and social media, literature itself has taken a concerning backseat. Perhaps it isn’t …
I would consider my mother young when she passed away; she was not even halfway into her 50s. After her passing, many of her friends took me under their wing. It has been amazing to continue to be a …
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TORRINGTON – For years now, summertime has certainly been playtime for the people of Goshen County. School is out, lake waters are perfect and the grills are flamed and fired up. This …
GOSHEN COUNTY – Each spring there are multiple unofficial reports of mountain lion sightings in Goshen County and this spring has been no different. Although Mark Dexter of the Wyoming Game and …

EWC announces Fall Honor Roll

Eastern oming College named 122 students on the college’s Fall 2023 President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes full time students (12 or more credit hours) who achieved a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0.

Torrington City Clerk/Treasurer, Lynette Strecker, along with director of public works, Jeff Harkins, present an ambitious seven-million-dollar repair and construction project on East D Street for the foreseeable future.

City proposes seven-million-dollar project

TORRINGTON – The Torrington City Court met in session at approximately 12 p.m. Thursday afternoon to hear a brief presentation from local officials regarding a potential seven-million-dollar …

Lingle, Torrington pools open

GOSHEN COUNTY – The Dale Jones Municipal Pool in Torrington will open for the season on June 1 at 1 p.m. for open swim.   The pool's schedule will be as follows: - Monday through …

Students recognized on dean’s list

CHADRON – Chadron State College has announced the undergraduate students qualifying for the spring 2024 dean’s list. Students met the requirements for the dean’s list by earning at …

Summer food service program

GOSHEN COUNTY – Goshen County School District #1 announces their participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and under without charge and …

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public notices
Public Notice No. 9032
The Torrington City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in the City Council Chambers at 436 East 22nd Ave. at 5:30 p.m.
Public Notice No. 9029
A public hearing will be held to amend the Goshen County budget for fiscal year 2023-2024.
Public Notice No. 9024
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing on the proposed budget for the West Highway Water & Sewer District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025
Public Notice No. 9023
CHAPTER 6, SECTION 2 OPERATING PERMIT - Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(g) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Western Proppants, LLC
Public Notice No. 9028
INVITATION FOR BIDS TORRINGTON WELL NO. 16 CONNECTION PROJECT